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“Homestay filled with passion to protect nature”
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Inchara Homestay
Ranked #8 of 22 Shimoga B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Calm serene beautiful place indeed.Hospitality is very good.Serving of popular and local shimoga dishes was pretty delicious.There is no worry about safety,power cuts,taxi arrangements or any amenities required.They help with any thing you need.All the city dwellers who get busy breathing dust and smoke would be awed at such a green atmosphere and Mr.Ramesh's passion to protect nature is simply awesome.Its very nearby to tourist places too.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

When i decided to see Jog falls i ended up looking at places about and ran into Inchara homestay.. called up Mr Ramesh , and the brief talk just reinforced my thot to go stay at this place . Its a lovely quaint place of 15 acres quietly sitting in the ofrest stretch of Mandegadde bang near the bird sanctuary ( though therez nothing exccepet cranes out there ) . The couple is very warm and friendly,.,, in some senses it feels like a relatives place.. mroe so since i was all by myself.The food is a typicla Malnad food but lots of variety in terms of veggies and i loved the river fish fried.The caretakers cum cooks are so loving and i feasted as i spoke in my broken miserable kannada.The rooms are simple and basic bu tthe entire setting of hte place is enchanting , bettlenut trees, mango trees, lots of pretty flowers. The lady of the house loves to do bonzai.. and the entire place is filled with small planters with arrested plants :)... the stay there was the best i had during my week long trip to the north karnataka .If you are the sort looking for a quiet homely place with bird and insect sounds, freshness n home cooked meals this place wudnt disappoint you.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Shilpa S
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

It was a stormy Saturday evening, when myself, Pankaj and Devdatta were driving down from Bangalore to Shimoga. As usual, being a weekend, all the so called Hotels of Shimoga were full and were not accepting any reservations over telephone. This gave us the chance to explore homestays in the vicinity of Shimoga. Inchara Homestay was one of the first homestays we reviewed on TripAdvisor and decided that this would be the place we would be spending the night in. Unlike the hotels, we had inquired in, Inchara Homestay was more than happy to offer us accommodation for the night, with dinner, breakfast and lunch at a per person rate which was too good to be true. The hospitality at Inchara did not commence on our arrival there but had begun on our way to the HomeStay itself. Mr. Ramesh, the proprietor of Inchara, was kind enough to call us thrice on our way to Inchara just to ensure that we were on the right way. After crossing Shimoga at 2115 Hrs we could finally make it to Inchara by around 2200 Hrs and then is when the actual experience of "Paradise on Earth" began. Being offered a king size room we would have been more than happy to just throw our bag packs and plunge into an abyss of sleep in one of the beds to be least disturbed till the morning. But, dinner was ready for us and Mr. Ramesh had taken good care of the fact that all the three of us were non-vegetarians, and had got prepared some lovely chicken, salads, vegetables, dal and parboiled rice for us. After this nutritious, yet extremely tasteful, dinner, our need for sleep after this long drive of 350 kms was further accentuated and we fell asleep in no time.
The next morning was when we actually discovered the subtle nuances of Inchara. The name Homestay is quite an understatement for this place, to be frank. A series of plantations with almost all kinds of trees, plants and creepers, we were delighted to click photographs of almost everything that we were able to view with our own two eyes. Surrounded by various Gardens and Ponds we did for a point of time consider, why the hell should we visit Jog Falls when nature is so close to us. But that of course was not destined to happen. After having a delicious breakfast of Neer Dosa, Black Tea and Black Coffee and after clicking photographs to our heart and soul's content it was finally time for us to bid goodbye to Mr. Ramesh. Honestly, all of us were very emotional at that time as we had spent such a lovely 12 hrs at that place (08 hrs of sleep), that we were not satiated by that short tenure. But thanks to our offices on Monday morning we did leave Inchara that day only to visit it again at the earliest opportunity.
To conclude and sum it up all, I would like to thank Mr. Ramesh for his warm hospitality without which that night of ours could have been as nightmarish as one could imagine. Also, thanks to TripAdvisor for introducing us to this beautiful homestay. For those of you who might be thinking that I have exaggerated the facts in a fit of intoxication, need to visit this place at least once. The intoxication there would have a sweet hangover on you for a long time.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Inchara Home Stay was a great experience for us. The hospitality was outstanding. We never felt like we were staying in a hotel. We felt as if we were the owner's guests. The in-house cook makes excellent food (Malnad cuisine).

The 15-acre space of the resort is filled with various flora and fauna (mainly insects). After sunset, Inchara makes one feel as if they are staying in the middle of a dense forest.

On the whole, Inchara Home Stay is an excellent holiday destination from where various places of interest such as Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary, Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari, Sakrebyle Elephant Camp, Gajnur Dam, etc. are easily accessible. Jog falls, which is the biggest tourist attraction in Shimoga district, is slightly far from Inchara, at a 2.5 hrs drive.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank duttasandipan
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Inchara gets you close to nature. Its absolutely serene . Inchara is a 15 acre plantation with amazingly well maintained garden. Rooms are neat , bathrooms are clean and equipped with basic facilities. You get good hot water. Rooms are garden facing and you get to enjoy the views all the time. The helping staff and hosts are superlative. Mr.Ramesh the host is very very friendly and always there to help you and guide you.
There are lot of sits out all over the plantation. Hosts have taken extreme care in making of Inchara in all aspects. You can also play while you are here and take plantation walks.
Food is superb. Simple and yet very tasty. Dont forget to have the coffee made by Smt.Chandra while you are here (even if you are not a coffee drinker)
The day we got to Inchara, it rained and we enjoyed our stay and nature all the more. This place is worth visiting at all seasons for all the right reasons. In Monsoon this place would look like heaven.
This place is situated very close to bird sanctuary. You can also do boating in the river.
Its very easy to get to this place as there are boards everywhere to guide you to reach this place. The roads to this place are pleasantly good.
There are 2 very affectionate dogs Sindhu and Bindu at Inchara with whom you can play.
Anyone who wants to get away from city hustle bustle or just get away this is one ideal place I would recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Inchara has created a lovely garden retreat near the bird century. The silence of inchara rocked me to sleep every night. The staff took good care of me and cooked me delicious meals. It was a perfect stopover on my way around shimoga.
Homestay Inchara is 30km away from shimoga, right next to the bird century. There are several rooms and cottage room that are all beautiful and have their own bathrooms with shower and very well maintained . The staffs is very (very!) nice, and whenever you ask them something, they will get it for you right away. The beds in the cottage room are very comfortable, and there is hot water, towels and clean sheets every day.
The garden is very nice and pretty big. It gets maintained every day. The homestay also has several places outside where u can lay down, sit and relax. The stay has many relaxing activities like TT, Basketball, trekking it’s a 14 acres of farm house with a beautiful plantations which makes the surroundings very peaceful and quiet.
All in all I can recommend Homestay Inchara to anyone, whether you are alone or with a big group!
Special thanks to Mr.Ramesh very nice person and also to Smt. Chandra too.
I should again visit with my family and friends in monsoon. It’s really worth staying there.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed at Inchara Home stay, Mandagadde on 12th-13th May. We enjoyed the stay very much. The greenery, serenity, and totally peaceful, salubrious ambiance and the hospitable nature of Shri Ramesh-Smt.Chandra couple impressed us very much. The vegetarian food that we sought and were served with was also good.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Inchara Homestay

Address: Mandagadde Post,, Shimoga 577220, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Shimoga District > Shimoga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Shimoga
Price Range: $69 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Inchara Homestay Shimoga, Karnataka

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